1) What brand/company/maker is your personal preference for laptop computers?
2) Have you heard anything particularly bad or good about certain computer companies and their products?
2) What is the average "lifespan" of a laptop?
3) If you own a laptop...
a) Did you also buy accident insurance (for example, if you spill something on it)
b) How long can you use your laptop without it being plugged in somewhere?
Also, is there anywhere else I could look for buying a laptop for cheap besides the obvious like computer/electronic stores or online computer places? I know about Ebay or Craigslist or something like that but I really don't think I want to buy a used computer.